Open Location Services - OpenLS

So the Open Geospatial Consortium has formes an OpenLS (Location Services) Initiative. Essentially a suggested standard for merging geospatial data with telecommunication resources and digital data. Sam Bacharach (email on site) invites YOU to become part of the solution.

I agree that there can/should be a standard for this. However, I guess the difficult question is: "Who Decides"? The OGC appears to be a large body of people generating documentation. While that is all well and good to have your y's crossed and your o's dotted (or somesuch) it still requires the standards embodied by those ledgers of the digital domain to be implemented and actively supported by developers, groups, and companies.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.